Honoring Black History Month: Student Art & Essay

The student projects surrounding Black History Month are starting to come in. We will share selected artwork, writings and even a music-based documentary clip from one of our schools.

Today's art-essay combo post comes from a 5th grader named Dalia at Harmony School of Political Science and Communication - Austin.

Black History Month by Dalia

February is known for two reasons but the main reason that it is known for is Black History Month. 

The two people that are most important are Martin Luther King Jr (MLK Jr) and Rosa Parks.

Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee Alabama. She was arrested for sitting in the front of the bus where white people sat and she refused to move to the back where black people sat after that she got arrested. 

Rosa Parks once said, "Racisim is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for waht they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome." 

Sadly she died on October 24, 2005 in Detroit Michigan at the age of 92. She died because of a natural cause. 

MLK Jr was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia. MLK Jr was known for having Civing Rights and for ending segregation. He was married to Coretta Scott King for 15 years and they had 4 Children - MLK the third, Dexter Scott King, Yolanda King and Bernice King. 

MLK Jrs most famous speech was I Have a Dream. He also once said "If you can't fly then run. If you can't walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." 

Sadly he was Assasinated April 4, 1968 Memphis Tennessee by James Earl Ray who even confessed that he had been planning to shoot MLK Jr. 

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